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Share Your Lunar New Year Story with StoryCorps and CAAM (Center for Asian American Media)

Share Your Lunar New Year Story with StoryCorps and CAAM (Center for Asian American Media)

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

CAAM (Center for Asian American Media) is proud to partner with StoryCorps on Asian American culture and food stories. Throughout the month of January and leading up to Wednesday, February 18, the two organizations are collecting stories about Lunar New Year traditions and food.

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After Foie Gras Ban Lifted In California, Some Chefs Face Threats

After Foie Gras Ban Lifted In California, Some Chefs Face Threats

| January 15, 2015 | 6 Comments

A ban on the controversial delicacy that went into effect in 2012 was overturned last week. Now some chefs offering the dish have received enough threats to get law enforcement involved.

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Pay-It-Forward Generosity at Pizza Place Helps to Feed the Homeless

Pay-It-Forward Generosity at Pizza Place Helps to Feed the Homeless

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Philadelphia pizza shop has become an ad hoc feeding program for the homeless where customers can pay the $1 slices forward. To date, some 8,400 slices have been bought for the homeless.

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GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them?

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

New GMO potatoes don’t bruise as easily, and, when fried, they have less of a potentially harmful chemical. Yet some big chip and french fry makers won’t touch them because of the stigma of GMOs.

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The Future Strawberry: Will the Loss of a Major Pesticide Help the Industry to Go Green?

The Future Strawberry: Will the Loss of a Major Pesticide Help the Industry to Go Green?

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

When it comes to growing strawberries, Farm Fuel, Inc., a Watsonville, California-based company, is on the cutting edge.

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Coolhunting at the Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco

Coolhunting at the Good Food Mercantile in San Francisco

Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen goes coolhunting for the country’s most intriguing new products at the Good Food Mercantile, an industry-only “un-trade” show. See what she discovers, from a fabulous local gin to the best thing to happen to peanut butter (after sliced bread).

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What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, more evidence has piled up showing the benefits of drinking water and the risks of sugary beverages. So scientists say it’s time for a water symbol on MyPlate.

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Vintage Beer? Aficionados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

Vintage Beer? Aficionados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Aging in the bottle isn’t just for wine anymore: It can also bring out sweet, caramel tones in some high-alcohol, smoky or sour craft brews. Don’t believe us? You, too, can try this at home.

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Bay Area Foodmakers Command a Huge Presence at SF’s Fancy Food Show

Bay Area Foodmakers Command a Huge Presence at SF’s Fancy Food Show

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

At next week’s Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, local companies reveal their massive influence on the international food-and-beverage industry.

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Bite Back At Bad Cholesterol: Eat An Avocado A Day

Bite Back At Bad Cholesterol: Eat An Avocado A Day

| January 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

Researchers have long known that avocados have “good” fats. But they didn’t know if daily avocado consumption might affect cardiovascular disease risk factors. So they designed a study to find out.

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Why Some Chefs Just Can’t Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

Why Some Chefs Just Can’t Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Japanese sushi chefs often can’t resist bluefin tuna on offer. Some American chefs can’t either, even though conservation groups and marine biologists have been badgering them about bluefin for years.

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Bringing Back the Bees: How One Bay Area Company is Using Wildflowers to Create a More Sustainable Food System

Bringing Back the Bees: How One Bay Area Company is Using Wildflowers to Create a More Sustainable Food System

| January 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

Bay Area based company Seedles wants to strengthen our food system by bringing back the bees. They’ve created gumball-sized seed balls that can be thrown anywhere to plant wildflowers and increase bee pollination.

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From Paleo To Plant-Based, New Report Ranks Top Diets Of 2015

From Paleo To Plant-Based, New Report Ranks Top Diets Of 2015

| January 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

The caveman way of eating ranked near the bottom of a list of 35 diets ranked by medical and nutrition experts. The winners? The Mediterranean-like DASH and the plant-centric Ornish eating plan.

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Two East Bay Restaurants Take Unique Approach to Noise

Two East Bay Restaurants Take Unique Approach to Noise

| January 5, 2015 | 8 Comments

Restaurant acoustics is a frequent complaint by patrons and continues to be a growing problem with industrial-style spaces. Two East Bay restaurants have tried to remedy the noise problem by installing sophisticated sound systems by the Berkeley-based Meyer Sound.

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